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Community asset transfer

We are running a Community Consultation Survey to gather feedback on our proposed Community Asset Transfer Policy and Process.

What is Community Asset Transfer?

Community Asset Transfer is the transfer of the management or ownership of public land and buildings from the local authority to a community organisation. This could be a Charitable Organisation, a Community Interest Company or Social Enterprise. The local authority may agree to transfer the asset at less than the market rate/cost if the transfer is proven to be in the best interests of all parties.

In the Localism Act of 2011, the Government raised the profile of better utilising public assets to meet community needs:

“The over-riding goal is community empowerment…. In a sense we are moving from an assumption that the state’s role is to try and solve all social problems, to one where the state’s role is to help communities solve their own problems”.  (Quirk: Making Assets Work 2007)

We have drafted a Community Asset Transfer Policy which aims to provide a transparent, consistent and positive route-map for organisations who want to progress an application for a Community Asset Transfer for a building or land belonging to the Council.

We would appreciate your views on our draft Community Asset Transfer Policy to help ensure that it is fit for purpose in terms of being clear to use, and to ensure it delivers benefits to the communities of Exeter.

Please complete this short survey which should only take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey is open to everyone but we are particularly keen to hear from representatives of the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.

Please ensure you have read the draft Community Asset Transfer Policy before responding to the survey.

Thank you for participating in our survey, your feedback is important! All survey returns will be treated confidentially and we will only share anonymised results.

If you require this survey in another format please contact: 


Click the Start button to open the survey. The consultation will close on 30 July.

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More info about the journey

We'll ask about your and your organisation.

We'll need you to tell us about your thoughts on the new policy.

The results will be displayed on this page a few weeks after the consultation closes.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 1 June 2021